After asserting Telegram Premium earlier this month, the messaging app has lastly rolled out the paid tier, which provides customers entry to further options for $4.99 / month (through TechCrunch). All of the options are outlined in a submit on Telegram’s weblog, with a few of its greater attracts together with sooner downloads and a bigger most file add measurement of 4GB (relatively than the usual 2GB).
Premium subscribers may also get double the boundaries imposed on commonplace customers. As an alternative of becoming a member of as much as 500 channels, subscribers are capped at 1,000 channels. The identical goes for different options on Telegram — subscribers can create 20 chat folders with 200 chats every, save as much as 10 stickers, pin as much as 10 chats, and add a complete of 4 accounts to Telegram as an alternative of three. Premium customers additionally get to have longer bios with a hyperlink.
Another perks embody entry to a library of Premium stickers with extra obnoxious full-screen animations, unique emoji reactions, and animated profile footage (type of like those you see on Steam). There’s additionally textual content conversion for voice messages in case you don’t have headphones useful, along with chat administration instruments that help you change your default chat folder. Oh, and subscribing to Premium removes sponsored messages in public channels.
Telegram CEO Pavel Durov’s views on the platform’s freemium tier have remained unchanged since he first introduced up the chance in 2020. According to what he mentioned beforehand, Durov said final week that free options will stay free and new options gained’t influence the Telegram expertise for non-subscribers. This implies free Telegram customers ought to be capable of obtain bigger information uploaded by subscribers, in addition to view the premium reactions or emojis they use.
Durov additionally promised that Telegram gained’t cease creating options without cost customers both, which the platform seems to be following by on to date. The newest Telegram replace shows verified badges in chats (not simply in profiles, search outcomes, or chat lists), provides public teams the power to allow be part of requests, and provides a number of platform-specific enhancements.
That mentioned, Telegram Premium comes with quite a bit of options, lots of which can most likely be enticing to essentially the most lively of Telegram’s — now 700 million sturdy — userbase. I personally like that almost all of Premium’s perks construct off of Telegram’s present options. The brand new tier doesn’t put options behind a paywall that ought to’ve been on the platform within the first place (type of like what Twitter did with its “undo” button).